MAPLE BAKED STUFFED PEARS

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

Another recipe from Family Circle Hometown Favorites (photo theirs) that looks so delicious you just want to gobble up the picture! I am making this as soon as I get some pears from my organic delivery company. Can't wait to try it!
06-13-14

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Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 medium
firm pears with stems
1/4 c
dried cranberries or dried tart red cherries
3 Tbsp
chopped walnuts, toasted
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 1/2 tsp
sugar
1/4 c
water
1/4 c
pure maple syrup

Step-By-Step

1Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so the pears stand up. Working through the bottom of each pear, use a melon baller to remove the core.
2In a small bowl combine cranberries (or cherries), walnuts, lemon juice, and sugar. Spoon cranberry mixture into the hollowed-out bottoms of pears. Stand pears in an ungreased 2-qt. square baking dish. Add the water to baking dish. Pour maple syrup over and around the pears. Sprinkle any remaining cranberry mixture into bottom of dish.
3Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven, covered, for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until pears are tender, basting occasionally with cooking liquid.
4To serve, spoon any remaining cooking liquid over pears. If desired, cut pears in half, topping with remaining filling from bottom of dish. Serve warm. A dollop of whipped cream is not a bad idea.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Wheat Free